If you are missing one or more teeth, our dentist may recommend a dental bridge. To help you understand what to expect, we assembled a short guide to bridges.
Tooth loss can occur due to periodontal disease, cavities, injury, and other causes. When a space is left, your remaining teeth can begin to shift, leading to changes in your bite and smile. This may also leave your gums more susceptible to damage and disease. A dental bridge may be recommended to fill the gap left by one or more missing teeth. This device is fixed and includes one or more replacement teeth, which are anchored to the neighboring teeth for stability. A dental bridge can help keep your teeth and gums healthy, covered, and functioning properly.
What to Expect
Bridges usually require two visits. During your first visit, we prepare the neighboring teeth and take an impression to be used to fabricate the bridge to accurately fit your mouth. A temporary bridge is made to protect your teeth from damage until the second appointment. During your second visit, we deliver your custom-made bridge and make any needed adjustments to ensure a proper fit and full comfort.
Caring for Your Bridge
Keep your bridge clean by brushing twice and flossing daily. Ask our team for more information on proper bridge care.
To schedule an appointment with our dentist, click to contact us at our Honolulu dental office. We are happy to provide an examination and determine if you are a good candidate for a dental bridge.
715 S. King St., Suite 425
Honolulu, HI 96813